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Jones case costs Judicial Discipline Commission over $180k

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline spent at least $183,300 — more than three-fourths of its publicly funded fiscal budget in 2014 — pursuing a case against suspended Family Court Judge Steven Jones, according to its executive director.
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Proposed electricity rate hike may grow

A rate increase billed as the smallest in more than a decade for Southern Nevada electricity customers may not end up that way when new rates take effect next year.

Lineup announced for iHeartRadio

Friends, not-so-friendly rivals, retiring rockers, an outlaw country cuss and more are among the acts highlighting the iHeartRadio Music Festival, whose lineup has been announced.


Nevada


Study: Nevada margins tax cost — 3,610 jobs

A proposed 2 percent margins tax on Nevada businesses could result in the loss of 3,610 private sector jobs in 2015, according to a new study released Tuesday and commissioned by a conservative think tank that opposes such a levy.

Residents oppose power rate increase

About 40 residents attended a consumer session sponsored Tuesday by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to discuss NV Energy’s latest general rate filing.

Panaca happy to share sesquicentennial with Nevada — sort of

Nevadans will celebrate 150 years of statehood on Oct. 31, but residents of a small town near the state’s eastern border are getting two sesquicentennials in one year.


Business


Board not wavering on medical pot stance

A regulatory mandate that Nevada gaming license holders stay away from the state’s neophyte medical marijuana business could be challenged again Thursday at the Nevada Gaming Commission.

$350 million soccer plan floated

A gaming industry entrepreneur from New York City said he is going to launch a $350 million effort to bring a Major League Soccer team to Las Vegas, complete with a new covered stadium of 18,000-20,000 seats and players with international appeal.

Renewable energy creating thousands of Nevada jobs, Reid says

Sen. Harry Reid on Monday defended the economic impact of renewable energy in Nevada, saying projects have created “thousands and thousands and thousands of jobs” even if many are short-term.


Sports


Quarterback took colorful steps in a game before football

Dance Dance Revolution is a music video game introduced in Japan 16 years ago, where players stand on a platform or stage and hit colored arrows with their feet to musical and visual cues.

Mountain West feeling heat from power conferences

Even before the power conferences began to use their enormous leverage to create more authority, the Mountain West operated in a system that was anything but fair to the leagues outside the big five. Now the differences are becoming even more stark as the power conferences put themselves in position to create their own rules.

Old-school Centennial guard soaring in basketball rankings

The move is a basketball relic. It went out of style with the midrange jump shot and knee-high white socks. And yet, Troy Brown Jr. still does it after every foul he commits.


Norm!


Stock’s Israel vacation gets very real, fast

Talk-show host Alan Stock flew to Israel on the Fourth of July for a two-week working vacation. Some vacation.